According to a report, the members of a political party, “Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI),” have announced a shutdown in the country on May 10 against the arrest of Imran Khan, the former Prime Minister and leader of the party.
The PTI leadership fiercely declared the arrest of Imran Khan wrong and urged people to protest against it by taking to the streets, warning that a “make-or-break moment” was drawing near.
A few hours after Imran Khan’s arrest, the vice chairman of PTI, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, called for an emergency meeting with the other important members of the party, like Ali Amin Khan Gandapur, Senator Saifullah Khan, and many more.
Fawad Chaudhry, “senior vice president of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf,” announced that the party would appeal the Islamabad High Court’s decision to sustain the detainment of the party’s chairman Imran Khan before the Supreme Court on Wednesday morning. The verdict of the Islamabad “High Court” was characterised as shocking by Fawad Chaudhry.
PTI workers held protests in many cities in Pakistan. In Karachi, they fight against the police and throw stones at government property and damaged streets.
Following Khan’s arrest, Karachi demonstrators and police engaged in physical altercations. Stones were thrown at police vehicles, and street lights were destroyed. PTI supporters are using slogans like “Shut Down Pakistan and engaging in physical altercations. Stones were thrown at police vehicles, and street lights were destroyed. PTI supporters are using slogans like “Shut Down Pakistan” and “Release Imran Khan”, in the local streets of Lahore. The police shot “tear gas” at the demonstrators.
In a show of defiance over Imran Khan’s imprisonment, supporters stopped the main “Quetta Airport Road.”
Rangers detained Imran Khan outside the “Islamabad High Court” in accordance with an arrest warrant issued in the “Al-Qadir Trust” case by the “National Accountability Bureau (NAB).”
The investigation has been done by the “National Accountability Bureau” against Bushra Bibi, Imran Khan, and others for illegally gaining a large amount of land under the pretence of the “Al Qadir University Trust,” which allegedly caused a loss to the national exchequer of 190 million pounds.